CTC167 – Sale-a-bration

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I hope you have had a great week!  We’ve had a bit of rain over the last couple of days, which is perfect for guilt free crafting!!

We are back casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Did you know that we have also had a second release of SAB items?  There are three/four new items to earn for free!!  There’s a cute Eclectic Expressions stamp set, a stunning pack of specialty DSP – Springtime Foils, and another level 2 freebie, the Blossoming Basket bundle which includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set and the Basket Weave embossing folder.

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I am attempting to be organised this year and get my blogging projects ready a week before I need them so that I don’t have to rush to get it all done by Sunday.  And I was on track this week but I received a parcel on Friday which included the Blossoming Basket bundle and I had to add an extra project to my blog!

Firstly, I decided to case one of the cards on the cover the 2nd release SAB catalogue that features the gorgeous Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.  This DSP has to be one of my favourites!  It features gold foil, rose gold foil and silver foil.  Bling it on!!!

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Isn’t this card just so lovely?  I am also a fan of the Celebrate You thinlits (so glad that these are carrying through to the next Annual Catalogue). Sadly I didn’t have the DSP at the time I made the card, so I used the Petal Palette stamp set and embossed the flowers in copper embossing powder, on thick whisper white cardstock and used the Petals and More thinlits to cut them all out.  I added a banner of Powder Pink and cut the Amazing thinlit in Pear Pizzazz.  I coloured one bunch of flowers using my aqua painter and added a swirl of copper foil.

I added a little banner for the sentiment from the SAB Amazing You stamp set.

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So for my second card, I cased the yellow card but I used Sweet Sugarplum instead.

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I love the Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folders! The detail is so amazing!! I spritzed a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and ran it through my bigshot and went wow!!

I stamped the basket twice and coloured the base with crumb cake and cut it out.  I then coloured the flowers in Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive.  I added a butterfly in Peekaboo Peach.  I also added a bit of stella because, well, I love it!  Oh and I used a Daffodil Delight marker to colour the centre of the flowers.

I added the ticket tear border punch along the edge.  I used the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment.

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If you love these items, you can earn them for free by placing a $90 or more order from my online store, here.

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CTC166 – Painted with Love

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After another sweltering week in Queensland, (including a fun hot day with no power!!), we are back casing the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  This week, it’s the Painted with Love section, pages 18-21.

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The Painted with Love Specialty DSP is simply stunning!  There is gold foil accents on one side of every sheet.

But I decided to create a project from one of the other pages, the Lovely frame on page 20.

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I haven’t used the Just Add Color DSP much and I really like the teapot page.  I just love blue and white china so I decided to colour my teapots using the Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends. I coloured the flowers in a variety of the blends.

I used a piece of the Whisper White Organza Ribbon behind a piece of vellum.  I used the Large Letter dies to create the Home sentiment.

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Once I had created my piece, I went looking for a square frame.  I’m sure I have one in a safe place, but it’s so safe, I can’t find it!!

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Peta!

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Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration is still happening!  We had a second release of free products, which are really lovely!  In order to earn freebies, you need to spend at least $90.  You can check out my online store, here.

Hope you have a great week!

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CTC165 – Sale-a-bration

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Can you believe that we are mid-February already!!  We are almost halfway through Sale-a-bration!

Luckily we are still casing the SAB catalogue this week so get ready for lots of inspiration!

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I decided to case one of the peacock cards on page 7 of the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

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I kept pretty similar to the original although I did the background card in Lemon Lime Twist and used the Burlap stamp to create some texture on the background.   I stamped the peacock from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, in Bermuda Bay and Fresh Fig.

I used the Eastern Medallion thinlits which I had forgotten was so lovely!  I hand cut the peacock and added a few of the clear epoxy shapes on the tail.

I then added some of the glittery Myths & Magic Specialty washi tape across the bottom and made a little banner using the sentiment from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set.

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Next up is my lovely friend, Rose.

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CTC164 – Occasion Kits

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We’ve finally had a couple of cooler days over the weekend, which has been lovely!!

This week we are casing the Occasion Kits section, pages 15-17, of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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There are only a few projects to choose from which made it a bit easier to pick one!!

I cased one of the cards from the Perennial Birthday Project Kit.  This is a gorgeous kit and the box is to die for!!  I may have bought it just for the box!!  I am casing the pink card on page 16.

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I used the card bases from the free Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes that you can earn during Sale-a-bration.  You get 16 cards and envelopes in the pack with 4 cards of each of the 4 colours.  In keeping with the tutti frutti theme, I used the Lots of Labels framelits and cut out the largest frame in the Tutti Frutti DSP stack.

I then cut out a banner in co-ordinating card stock and used my favourite punch, the Triple banner punch.

I used the Bunch of Banner framelits to cut out another banner and stamped it with the birthday sentiment from the Fruit Basket stamp set.

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These cards were so easy to put together!  Don’t you love the Tutti Frutti DSP!

Next up is Rachel, I can’t wait to see what she has created.

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CTC163 – Sale-a-bration

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Happy Australia Day!!  Hope you had a lovely day on January 26, celebrating all things Aussie!!  Australia Day is actually my birthday, so we always do something!  This year, we had a nice day pottering around home, and then out to dinner and ice cream with friends.

This week, we are casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  You can choose any of the wonderful projects to case.

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I decided to case one of the cards on the cover of the catalogue, the Calypso Coral Amazing You card on the right.

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I pretty much cased it as is but I changed the colours.  I used the Fresh Florals DSP paper stack and the Powder Pink print.  There’s a lot of subtle details on this card, from the flowers stamped on the background, the silver embossed star burst, the embossed flowers and gentle colouring of the flowers. Then there’s the vellum banner, the twine across the back and the gorgeous amazing you thinlit cut out.  Oh and of course a few rhinestones!!

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I’ve been trying to do more simpler cards this year, but I really think my heart lies with the detailed ones!!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Monique.

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Happy Long Weekend, Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!!

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CTC162 – Sweet Soiree

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Here in Queensland, school starts for the year tomorrow.  So good luck to all the parents and kids heading back!!  And to all the amazing teachers as well!!

This week’s challenge is the Sweet Soiree section, pages 10-14 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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Isn’t this a pretty suite!!  I do love it but I decided to case one of the other stamp sets in these pages.  I went with the cute little deer card on page 14.

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I don’t have the A Good Day stamp set yet so I went with the Bird Banter stamp set.  I actually googled the colours of parrots to work out a more realistic colouring of the birds.

Firstly, I stamped the birds in Memento Black ink on Thick Whisper White card stock.

I then used the Pacific Point water colour pencil to create a sky.

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And then grabbed a blender pen and coloured it more.  I then coloured all the birds and blended them.  I created the banner the same as the inspiration card.  Those new scallop punches are so cute!!

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Next up in the lovely Rachel.

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Sale-a-bration is still happening, so if you spend $90 on products in my online store, you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  And there are so many lovely products to choose from!!  So hard to pick!!

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CTC161 – Sale-a-bration

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I hope you have had a great week!  I survived the first week back at work and it seems like I was never away!

I am excited to share our first challenge of the 2018 Sale-a-bration Catalogue!  We are casing any of the fabulous projects from the SAB catalogue.

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I decided to case the box on page 17, but turned it into a card instead.

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I kept the same elements with a DSP background, a stamped background and of course, the amazing Celebrate You thinlits.

I used the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and based my colour choices on the paper.  I used the co-ordinating Lots of Love stamp set and stamped the flower in Pool Party to create a subtle background.

I then cut out the words in Calypso Coral and Gold glimmer paper.  Doesn’t it look pretty!!

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Next up is Rachel, I can’t wait to see what she has created.

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Now if you love the items in the Sale-a-bration catalogue, you can earn them for free by placing a $90 order in my online store, here.  Make sure you quote my January Hostess code – 2KMG39ZU to go into the draw to win a prize from me.

Happy Stamping

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